Canada has released its 2021 World Juniors roster, and three NY Rangers prospects have made the first cut.
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) October 29, 2020
Matthew Robertson (2019 2nd), Braden Schneider (2020 1st), and Dylan Garand (2020 4th) all made the first cut. Garand may have an inside track on a goalie spot. However both Robertson and Schneider are in a big fight for their spots with some heavy competition on defense.
This Canada team is pretty stacked on defense actually. Bowen Byram and Jamie Drysdale are probably shoo-ins, so it’s the rest of the field competing for four starting spots and a few reserve spots. That will be a tough climb.
Three Rangers making the first cut of Canada’s World Junior roster is very good to see. If all three make the team, then that’s a big win for the Rangers and their prospect system.